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Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabiolet 2020 review

Posted On: 25 Sep 2020   |   Posted By: Autocar

Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabiolet 2020 review

Mild-hybrid six-cylinder model benefits from a visual and tech-centric overall but still feels at odds with its AMG branding
As facelifts go, this is one of the milder ones we'll be reporting on this year. The Mercedes-AMG 53, the half-fat AMG model with the fancy clever six-cylinder mild-hybrid engine, has been given a small makeover that applies to the saloon, wagon and cabriolet versions. We've been able to drive the cabriolet.You might note there's a new grille - more reminiscent of AMG's angrier cars. With a revised bumper, too, it reduces drag at the front and there are flatter-looking rear lights. Throw in new wheel designs and you've largely got a measure of the exterior changes.Interior alterations are pretty subtle: the latest-generation infotainment software uses a familiar rotary touchpad on the centre console and touchscreen on the dashboard's centre, so what's new is the steering wheel with double-height horizontal spokes, each with an array of haptic feedback...

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